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09/18/2017
WHAT: State legislators from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to accept testimony from local job creators that have been impeded by Pennsylvania’s state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes. Led by Chair of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township), the hearing will also include testimony from members of the local economic development community who are helping small businesses get up and running, and are working to attract new jobs to the region.
06/01/2017
WILLIAMSPORT – Working to eradicate hunger in Pennsylvania was the focus of an informational hearing at the facilities of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (CPFB) in Williamsport, hosted by Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and led by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee.
05/30/2017
WHAT: Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) and House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) are hosting a hearing on welfare reform efforts in the Commonwealth, including qualification and access to programs, as well as tackling waste, fraud and abuse.
05/26/2017
WHAT: Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming), together with the chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), will host an informational hearing in Williamsport on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s available services, community programs and partnerships, and economic impact.
05/17/2017
WHAT: House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) are hosting a hearing on welfare reform efforts in the Commonwealth, including qualification and access to programs, as well tackling waste, fraud and abuse.
04/04/2017
WHAT: Rep. Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine), together with Chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), have invited state legislators from across Pennsylvania to Chester County to gather testimony from local experts on drug addiction and the state’s opioid epidemic.
03/24/2017
WHAT: Local representative and chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), together with co-hosts Reps. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) and Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin), have invited legislators from across the region to hear testimony from local experts about the state’s drug epidemic and how it is impacting Mifflin County and other parts of rural Pennsylvania.
03/20/2017
WHAT: State government agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to upgrade and build technology systems and databases in an attempt to make government run more efficiently and effectively. Yet, despite the money being spent, the data collected is not being used to its fullest potential, personnel costs are climbing, fraud and system abuse continues, and Pennsylvania is still years behind in its technology capabilities.
02/10/2017
WHAT: Led by Chair of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), state legislators are traveling to Donora, Washington County, to gather testimony about the state’s drug epidemic and how it is impacting the local community. Testifiers will offer suggestions on legislative actions that could be taken to better tackle the epidemic. Several testifiers plan to discuss how data collection on drug use, blight and economic development could be used to address the growing crisis.
08/29/2016
WHAT: Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature are joining forces to attempt to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.
08/29/2016
WHAT: Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature are joining forces to attempt to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.
08/29/2016
WHAT: Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature are joining forces to attempt to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.
08/22/2016
WHAT: Together with Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), the House Majority Policy Committee will host an educational hearing in Armstrong County to discuss the differences between conventional natural gas wells and unconventional shale gas wells in anticipation of the state’s new forthcoming Chapter 78 regulations. The hearing will also include a discussion on the pipeline construction needed to bring natural gas to power plants in order for the energy generation sector to meet new EPA air quality regulations and the obstacles currently blocking that endeavor.
08/15/2016
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee and House Minority Policy Committee will host a joint, bipartisan hearing to discuss Pennsylvania’s growing Life Science industry, which has a heavy concentration in southeastern Pennsylvania. Testifiers will give legislators a glimpse into the expanding industry, as well as the challenges facing both its startup and established businesses as they work on cutting edge innovation and technology.
08/11/2016
WHAT: Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature are joining forces to attempt to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.